Sunday Miscellany

Sunday Miscellany

Sunday, 9.10 - 10am

sundaymiscellany@rte.ie

Podcasts

Sunday 28th August

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 28 August 2016

New short essays: Cat Melodian by Mary O’Malley; Active Age by Pádraig McGinn ; Jonah and the Giant Otter by John F. Deane; Back to the Fuschia by Olive Travers; Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree by Cyril Kelly

Sunday 21st August

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 21 August 2016

The contributions you heard were: Identity Crisis by Anne Marie Kennedy; Ródaideandrain, a poem by Louis de Paor; The Last Move by Anne Shannon; Sun Life of Canada by Bernard O’Donoghue; A Fiddler’s Farewell by Martin McGinley; The Indians of North Mayo by Mike McCormack

Sunday 14th August

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 14 August 2016

New short essays: Ag Béal na hUaighe/Graveside a poem by Doireann Ní Ghríofa; The Sydney Olympics, Magic Monday, September 25th 2000 by Yvonne Judge; Meadows and Byrnes by John MacKenna; Morning Sun a poem by Kerrie O’Brien; Old House, New Home, Corca Dhuibhne by Cyril Kelly; Marathon Winner - The Champion or the Hero? by Maurice Cashell

Sunday 7th August

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 7 August 2016

New short essays: Martin Sheridan Goes Home by Paul Rouse; Dante in Dunmore by Gerry Moran; Battle Dress Blues by Michael O’Loughlin; Political Pawns by Josephine McArdle; Olympic Golds by Mae Leonard

Sunday 31st July

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 31 July 2016

New short essays: My Guerilla First Communion at the Dominicans by Deirdre Mulrooney; Travelling Right by Mae Leonard; The Journey ‘In’’ a prose poem by Chuck Kruger; The Silver Spoon by Grace Wells; The Rosetta Stone by Tom Ryan

Sunday 24th July

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 24 July 2016

New short essays: Wartime in Mourne by Christopher Fitz-Simon; A Portrait of my Brother-in-law’s Spare Room, a poem by Mary O’Donnell; The Grad by A.M. Cousins; Time Will Tell by Bernard Farrell; The Magic Wand by Nuala Hayes; Song for a Pilgrim, a poem by John MacKenna

Sunday 17th July

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 17 July 2016

Selection from the archives (1970s and 1980s) : The Weather by Hilary Boyle; Learning to Waltz by Ben Kiely; Childhood, Donnycarney by Val Mulkerns; On and Off a Diet by Sean McCarthy; The Dublin of his Youth and Meeting Joyce in Paris by Austin Clarke

Sunday 10th July

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 10 July 2016

New short essays: In the Meadow by Grace Wells; Postcards from a Hospital by Doireann Ní Ghríofa; The Bookcase by Denis Sampson; Four Stories Up a poem by Jane Clarke; Rock Candy by Eileen Casey; Lemon Season a poem by Denise Blake

Sunday 3rd July

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 3 July 2016

New short essays: The Harvest Home by Emer Mayock; Piping by Terry Moylan; Mheall Sí Lena Glórthaí Mé le Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh; Pádraig’s Code by Matt Cranitch; Listen.... by Mary O’Malley

Sunday 26th June

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 26 June 2016

New short essays: Snapshot by Mary O’Malley; Calvary Cemetary by Ellenore O’Hanrahan; John Vincent Holland and the Racing Boys by John MacKenna - from the archives; Forgotten Men by Dermot Bolger - Writer in Residence at the National Library of Ireland; The International Nationalist- A Rare Species by Maurice Cashell

Sunday 19th June

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 19 June 2016

New short essays: Bulbs a poem by Paddy Moran; Anzio. A Name from my Childhood by Julie Parsons; Butterfly Wing by Chuck Kruger; The Dream Team by Gerry Moran; Message from Malmo a poem by Mary O’Donnell; An Grianghraf le Fachtna Ó Drisceoil; What Matters a poem by Noel King

Sunday 12th June

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 12 June 2016

James Joyce: Cryptic Puzzler or Arch-Joker by Val O’Donnell; Summer Spell a poem by Frances Cotter; The Day I Met Muhammad Ali by Joe Ó Muircheartaigh; Camera Oscura at Tavira Tower by Geraldine Mills; Beady Pockets by Rosaleen McDonagh, read by Ronnie Fay; The Conroys of Monkstown and the Sherwood Foresters of Nottingham by Leo Cullen

Sunday 5th June

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 5 June 2016

New short essays: Sitting the Inter Cert by Mae Leonard; Refugees by Leo Cullen; Big Bird and the Vulcan in the Room by Andrew McKimm; 1916- Sir Francis Fletcher Vane by Jackie Morrissey; Croaghanmoira a poem by Jane Clarke; Letter to Eavan by John O’Donnell

Sunday 29th May

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 29 May 2016

New short essays: Out of my depth: Telling Tales in Australia by Nuala Hayes; A Blemish by Paddy Ryan; Fledglings a poem by Catherine Phil MacCarthy; Gulliver, the Traveller by Denis Sampson; Words on Departure a poem by Noel King; Refugee by John F. Deane

Sunday 22nd May

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 22 May 2016

New short essays: Going Back to the Blasket Island by Róisín Sheehy; The Barrington Disconnect by Pat McLoughlin; Swoop a poem by Paddy Moran; Springsteen and the Ties That Bind by Denise Blake; Pearse’s Ophelia a poem by Gabriel Rosenstock; Golf, The Enigmatic Game by Cyril Kelly

Sunday 15th May

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 15 May 2016

New short essays: Madagascar a poem by Paddy Moran; The Ha’penny Bridge by Annette Black; The Dawn of Hope by Brian Leyden; Pentonville Prison 1916 a poem by Jane Clarke; The Little Green Man by John MacKenna; Song-Birds by John F. Deane; Bath a poem by Lani O’Hanlon

Sunday 8th May

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 8 May 2016

New short essays: Lake Pagoda a poem by Mary Turley-McGrath; Don’t Let Your Mother Catch You With That by Cyril Kelly; The Heroes of the Helen Blake by A.M. Cousins; The Aer Lingus Book Club by Tom Clonan; Palmyra by Elizabeth Healy; A Field in Castlecomer by Denis Sampson

Sunday 1st May

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 1 May 2016

New short essays: The Things We Have Lived Through by Brian Leyden; Lines Composed Below in Moyode Wood by Anne Marie Kennedy; Brush and Paint of Memory a poem by James Conway; Apostle of Agriculture by Cathleen Brindley; Portals of Unpreparedness by Leo Cullen; Commercial Break by Gerry Moran

Sunday 24th April

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 24 April 2016

New short essays: The 1916 Diary of Seosamh de Brún by Michael Holohan; Spy Wednesday by Hedy Gibbons-Lynott; A Reluctant Rebel: Ernie O’Malley on 1916 by Eamon Maher; Easter in Kingstown, 1916 by Julie Parsons; Timothy Finn: Irish Rebel and British Soldier by Bryan MacMahon

Sunday 17th April

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 17 April 2016

New short essays: On Going Cuckoo on Cape a poem by Chuck Kruger; The Veil by Frances Browner; In Black Ink My Love May Still Shine Bright a poem by Jean O’Brien; Shakespeare’s Songs by Catherine Ann Cullen; William Shakespeare: Talking Birds by Pat Boran; Two Poems Written Over Forty Years Apart by Brendan Kennelly (from the archives).

Sunday 10th April

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 10 April 2016

New short essays: The Death of Cúchulainn by Maireád Carew; Weekend Exeat from Boarding School a poem by James Harpur; The Blacksmith’s Funeral by Garry Ahern; How not to grow old by Kate Kerrigan; Gods Make Their Own Importance by Cyril Kelly; The Fosbury Flop by Mae Leonard

Sunday 3rd April

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 3 April 2016

New short essays: Altars of the Earth a poem by Chuck Kruger; The Aristophanic Sorcerer by Val O’Donnell; Shopping in Shangri-la by Liz McManus; The Silent Disco by Dana Halliday; Every Storm’s But a Passing Shower by Chuck Kruger; Icon by John F. Deane

Monday 28th March

Podcast: Easter Monday Miscellany 1916 (Part 2)

Recorded in the National Opera House Wexford - (Part 2): Rosanna Heffernan, casualty of war by Declan Collinge; 1916- A view from Richmond Barracks by Jackie Morrissey; The Easter Rising’s First Casualties by Kieran Foley; 1996 by Donal Ryan; Frongoch by Val Mulkerns

Sunday 27th March

Podcast: Easter Sunday Miscellany 1916

Recorded in the National Opera House Wexford - (Part 1): The Alamo by Billy Roche; Mr and Mrs Brennan at the Rising by A.M. Cousins; 1916 Anthology by Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin; The Lead Up by Proinsias Ó Rathaille; Íota an Bháis a poem by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill

Sunday 20th March

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 20 March 2016

New short essays: Get Thee to a Nunnery by Fidelma Mahon; Am Politician by Alan Titley; That’s Entertainment by Mae Leonard; Working on the Railway by John MacKenna; Stations of the Metro a poem by Paddy Kehoe; Lennon’s Irish Island by Áine Ryan

Thursday 17th March

Podcast: St. Patrick's Miscellany 17 March 2016

The Day I got lost in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin by Orla Donoghue; Patrick and the Druids by Alan Titley; Tonic Solfa a poem by AM Cousins Kanye ‘Wesht’ in the Killala Parade by Kate Kerrigan; Idir Ann is Idir As le Colm Ó Snodaigh; St. Patrick’s Day in Abu Dhabi by Maeve Binchy (Archive); Ireland’s Fifth Province by Joe Kearney

Sunday 13th March

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 13 March 2016

New short essays: A Question of Sport by Mary O’Donnell; Diagnosis a poem by Fred Johnston; Maria agus an File le Catherine Foley; Indian Head Massage by Cyril Kelly The Road to Prosperity a poem by Vincent Woods; The Chapel at Vence by Maurice Cashell

Sunday 6th March

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 6 March 2016

New short essays and stories from the Sunday Miscellany archive: Birth Mother’s Day by A.M. Cousins; Na Geansaithe- The Jumpers’ - a poem by Art Ó Súilleabháin; Continuity by Ted Sheehy; I was there by Anne Shannon; Speaking of Accents by Anne Marie Kennedy; Dialann mo Mháthair by Fachtna Ó Drisceoil

Sunday 21st February

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 21 February 2016

New short essays: East Pier - a poem by Gerald Dawe; Chaneys by Lynn Caldwell; Learning to Dance by John MacKenna; A walk along Adelaide Road by John McLachlan; The Sycamore - a poem by Mary Turley-McGrath; Putting a Foot in it by Michael Whelton; Sweet Time - a poem by Gerald Dawe

Sunday 14th February

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 14 February 2016

New short essays: My First Valentine by Gerry Moran; The Irish Whip by Oliver O’Hanlon; Fuarán- Fountain a poem by Louis de Paor- recorded at the Shorelines Arts Festival last September;Nursing Home Bold Boy by Áine Ryan; Connect a poem by Jean O’Brien; South Wall by Judith Mok

Sunday 7th February

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 7 February 2016

In co-operation with the Audi Dublin International Film Festival: Silent Movie Hour-a poem by Jessica Traynor; Cannes on the no. 11 bus by Ciarán Carty; When Pictures Move by Ruth Barton; The Car was the Star by Bernard Whelan; At the Station a poem by Mary Turley- McGrath; Who Invited the Writer? - by John Connolly

Sunday 31st January

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 31 January 2016

New short essays: Eating the Salmon a poem by Lani O’Hanlon; Punks, Pear Trees and Philistines by Cyril Kelly; Dinner at the Fannins by Julie Parsons; The Wound a poem by Gerald Dawe; Season of Ice and Fire by Pat Dunne; Goddess of the Hearth by Lani O’Hanlon

Sunday 24th January

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 24 January 2016

New short essays: The Old House by Mae Leonard; War Poets a poem by Gerard Smyth; Our American Cousin by Karl O’Neill; Seeing the Stars by Leo Cullen; War Wives a poem by Vincent Woods; Reunion by Therese Ryan

Sunday 17th January

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 17 January 2016

New short essays: Experiencing Hurricane Debbie Twice by Art Ó Súilleabháin; The Magic Flute by Judith Mok; Holiday Sundays a poem by James Harpur; Shining by Anne Delaney; Life on Mars by Mark Brennock; Babies and Bambinas by Maurice Cashell

Sunday 10th January

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 10 January 2016

New short essays: On Meeting Ozymandias in Pearse Street by Maurice Cashell; In Dreams by Fidelma Mahon; O Teddy boys of Yesteryear a poem by Gerard Smyth; At St. Cáilín’s Well by Mary O’Malley; Geneva Barracks by Catherine Foley; Head- Smashed- In- Buffalo-Jump by Joe Kearney

Sunday 3rd January

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 3 January 2016

New short essays: For Saar on her birthday a poem by Michael O’Loughlin; Rodin’s Thinker by Denise Blake; The Planters’ Legacy by Pádraig McGinn; Last train to Wawa by Joe Kearney; Inishglora and the Children of Lir by Joanna McNicholas; World Historical by Michael O’Loughlin

Sunday 27th December

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 27 December 2015

New short essays: Tins of Maltan a poem by Paddy Kehoe; The Feisty Holy Family by Catherine Ann Cullen; The Connemara Half of Somerville and Ross by Geraldine Mills; A Singular Voice by John F. Deane; Five Minutes to Midnight by Hedy Gibbons Lynott; After the Shortest Day , a poem by Denise Blake

Friday 25th December

Podcast: Christmas Miscellany 25 December 2015

A collaboration with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra which took place in the National Concert Hall - The spoken word pieces you heard were: Home for Christmas by Bernard Farrell; Rural Recycling by Anne Marie Kennedy; Paidir Ameiriceánach- American Prayer, a poem by Louis de Paor; Midwinter by Niamh Boyce; The Diceman Does Christmas by Dermot Bolger

Sunday 13th December

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 13 December 2015

New short essays: Fairytale, New York a poem by Mary O’Malley; The Poetry of Mathematics by Iggy McGovern; Star Wars: The Infant Strikes Back by Andrew McKimm; In Real Time by Enda Coyle- Greene; St. Moling’s Well by Terence J. Halpin; Silver Apples a poem by Gerard Smyth

Sunday 6th December

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 6 December 2015

New short essays: When ‘the Light’ came to the Island by Maura Gilligan; Knights with Umbrellas by Mae Leonard; Journey- December 2013 a poem by Paul Ryan; The Ill-fated Connolly Family by Kieran Foley; The Orphans’ Dinner by Gerry Moran; Rome, 1965 by John Horgan

Sunday 29th November

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 29 November 2015

New short essays: Angels from the Deep a poem by Chuck Kruger; Rock, Stone and Shore- Máirtín Ó Direáin remembered by Declan Collinge; The Black Heralds by Michael O’Loughlin; Mick Murphy, the last Railway Man a poem by John MacKenna; Fruitcake Weather by Hedy Gibbons Lynott; Solstice a poem by Sara Berkeley

Sunday 22nd November

Podcast: Sunday 22 November, 2015

New short essays: In the Beginning by John F. Deane: Last Thing a poem by John Conroy; Phenomenal Frozen by Caroline Carey Finn; Wilfred Patrick Thesiger, 1910-2003, Carlow’s Bedouin by Kevin McDermott; Sunday in Meath a poem by Gerard Smyth; The Weather Forecast by Mary O’Malley; Desktop a poem by Paddy Bushe

Sunday 15th November

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 15 November 2015

New short essays: What it Takes a poem by Jane Clarke; She’ll be Coming Round the Mountain by Lourdes Mackey; Ringworm by Cyril Kelly; Casualty a poem by James Harpur; October a poem by Katie Donovan; A Visit to Luján by Val O’Donnell; Town Versus Country by Pádraig McGinn

Sunday 8th November

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 8 November

New short essays: Winter Heroes a poem by Katie Donovan; Spruce Goose by Breda Reid; The Last Irish Wolf by John MacKenna; My Grandmother, the Tailoress by Catherine Foley; George Moore, Irish Writer in Paris by Eamon Maher; Travelling a line. Knowing a Place by Jason Oakley

Sunday 1st November

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 1 November 2015

Recorded in Ballyshannon as part of the Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival 2015. Written contributions:Mission Sunday by Olive Travers; No Pension Plan Blues by Little John Nee; Evangelists by Mary O’Donnell; A Fiddler’s Farewell by Martin McGinley; The Path that led me to storytelling by Joe Brennan

Sunday 25th October

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 25 October 2015

Recorded as part of the Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival 2015: Written contributions by: What Emily Wore By Nuala Ní Chonchúir; The Ballyshannon Born Bluesman by Dave McHugh; An Culaith Úr a poem by Colette Ní Ghallchóir; In Times of Boybands by Denise Blake; From Glenties to Fall River by Frank Galligan

Sunday 18th October

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 18 October 2015

New short essays: Myth a poem by Grace Wells; Conflicting Loyalties by Val O’Donnell; The Arrival of Minalouche by Mary O’Malley; Famine Feminism by Áine Ryan; The Trimmings by John Mac Kenna; Leaving a poem by Grace Wells

Sunday 11th October

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 11 October 2015

New short essays: Not Stuck for Words by Alan Titley; 41 Michael Street, Kilkenny a poem by Angela Keogh; Cincinnati Alleyways and Japanese Exotica: The Strange Life of Lafcadio Hearn by Emer O’Kelly; Murty’s Wood by Mark Roper; Mental Sketching by Clare Lynch;Picture a poem by John Conroy

Sunday 4th October

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 4 October 2015

New short essays: An Imperial Flying Visit by Paul Moore; I am a Skype Granny by Maeve Edwards; The Aran Sweater by Michael O’Loughlin; Hissing from the Gallery by Karl O’Neill; Her Own a poem by Jane Clarke; Norris Davidson and Damhsa Árainn by Deirdre Ní Chonghaile

Sunday 27th September

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 27 September 2015

This morning’s selection of new writing was recorded last Sunday at the Shorelines Arts Festival in Portumna and featured: Autumn and Harvest by Grace Wells; Identity Crisis by Anne Marie Kennedy; Ródaideandrain, a poem by Louis de Paor; Red Books by Noelle Lynskey; Sun Life of Canada by Bernard O’Donoghue

Sunday 13th September

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 13 September 2015

New Short Essays:A Different Kiss by Alan Kealy; Break a poem by Enda Coyle Greene; Jam by A.M. Cousins;An Irish Nabob by Cathleen Brindley;The Return of the Migrants by Maurice Cashell; The Boys from Bagnalstown by Catherine Foley

Sunday 6th September

Podcast: Sunday Miscellany 6 September 2015

New short essays: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina by Maureen Fitzpatrick; When Hurling Was a Crime by Gerry Moran; Gaillimh Abú by Mary O’Malley (from the archives); Cusack’s Stand by Alan Titley; 1979 by Clayton O’Driscoll

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